Romani children in South East Europe. The challenge of overcoming centuries of distrust and discrimination. (2007)
The report provides an overview of the situation of Romani children in South East Europe. It is shown, on the base of available data, that Romani children experience human rights abuses on a large scale. Within every country in South East Europe, they are the ones that are the most vulnerable to poverty, deprivation and lack access to healthcare and education. The report examines the various national action plans analyzing their potential to ensure the realization of Romani children’s rights.
The results say that all of the NAPs (10-year National Action Plans) are aimed to increase the ‘employability’ of Roma but don’t focus on children’s needs. The report also puts forward a number of recommendations for strengthening the effectiveness of the government action with the aim of sustainable progress for children.